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From A View

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From A View is available in an indie store exclusive ochre colour vinyl, limited to just 400 copies worldwide.

From a View is the debut album from Melbourne’s Floodlights and explores themes of identity, personal cross-roads and the misuse of power.The bands first exploration into proper studio recording with a well regarded sound engineer. It was recorded over two days onto a 24 track tape machine at Head Gap studios in Preston in November. Nao Anzai (Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) engineered the album and then mixed it over the infamous Australian summer. Mikey Young (Total Control/Eddie Current) recently added the final touch with mastering. Floodlights are made up of members Louis Parsons, Ashlee Kehoe, Joe Draffen and Archie Shannon. They present a distinctly Australian perspective, with a shambolic, catchy sound that melds 80s Indie-Rock rock with 90s New Zealand jangle-pop.

Released: August 2020
Label: Woo Me!/Spunk



1. Water's Edge
2. Matter Of Time
3. Walk Away
4. Don't Pick That Scratch
5. Glory Of Control
6. Thanks For Understanding
7. It Was All Going So Well
8. Tropical Fun
9. Proud And Well
10. Shifting Shadows
11. Happiness

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This album sits right up there for us as one of the best releases of 2020

While there are the clear connections with fellow Aussie indie players Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – particularly on the lead singles – there is actually more in common with the Australia and New Zealand indie heyday of the late 1980's and the whole Flying Nun scene. Shades of The Bats, Straitjacket Fits, and The Chills are omnipresent throughout ‘From A View’, the debut album from this Melbourne four-piece. What also appeals about Floodlights is that in the same way Fontaines D.C. are self-assuredly Irish, The Twilight Sad nakedly Scottish; the Floodlights are very Australian. The slacker Aussie brogue of vocalists Louis Parsons and Ashlee Kehoe brings life to songs that may have otherwise blended into the background. ‘From A View’ is glorious indie pop, punctuated with suburban Melbourne roots. A group of friends kicking jams in their grandparent’s spare room kind of vibe. The overall production is scuffed around the edges and the guitars unrefined, in a way that DIY slacker bands like Lewsberg and Parquet Courts have conquered to good effect. A polished sound wouldn’t have nearly the same effect for this record. This album sits right up there for us as one of the best releases of 2020.